Typical lesson learning from my trainer
- Horse: *hahahaha I'm in the middle of the arena by mommy*
- Trainer: AHHHHH GO AWAY!!!!!!!!!!
- Horse: *I should perk up my ears and finally listen before mom gets on me..*
- Trainer: I only do that cause he was gelded late and is a pushy-baby type of Appendix. Do that to your TB and you'll be 10 feet right and he'll be 20 miles out of the arena.
Just a little rant.
Just found out that one of the horses I rode at my old barn was euthanized while at a hunter show out of state because “he [the horse] had taken too long of a distance for a jump, landed without balance, and suffered a serious tendon injured. The vet on staff made the decision to euthanize our horse due to the horse’s inability to stand. ” Man, I want to believe that was the truth. My friend, who is his regular rider and schooler, said he was given calming aids the night before because he was hot and unsafe to ride, due to high winds, at the trainer’s request.
This is why I don’t show or do hunters. I know not everyone drugs their hunter horses, but a lot do. I am against that, so much. If your horse is hot and unsafe, then scratch him/her. Don’t put your horse and yourself in harm’s way. That’s ridiculous.
I’m currently riding an OTTB for working mainly on flatting until another lesson horse is back in shape. I swear, this horse has so much heart. But he’s an ass to get started. He’s huge, 17.3 to be exact, and acts like a dog. I don’t know why my trainer isn’t taking him to higher levels. He free-jumped 5’6 for me last week. He’s only showing WTC and 3’9, for local shows. Bleh, SO MUCH POTENTIAL. Like, look at him during a 3’9 speed round..
So, I was googling ‘what do show jumper jacket colours mean’ (As I heard different colours are different ranks or something and I have only ever worn black)
AND THIS CAME UP
‘what do show jumpers eat’
we eat the souls of young children and the eyeballs of non-equestrians
Trying to find a yearling colt in the Phoenix area because my family has 5+ acres in Casa Grande, and I’m looking for a horse that I can train, and have family train, while I finish high school. Then I’ll take him home after I finish high school. He’ll be my project horse while I’m I start my two years at community college. Then come with me to University, as my jumper. This is much harder than I imagined. I’ve looked on Craigslist, equine.com, animals shelters, and local breeders. Damn it. :(
We're kind of weird.
- Kylie and I: *making weird dying dinosaur noises to each other and slapping ourselves with t-rex arms*
- Sister: You guys are fucking weird and annoying. And that still doesn't even cover half of it.
- Me: Come here little dinosaur, I want to eaaaaaaaat you. Raaaaaaawr.